On Mon, 15 Sep 2003 12:27:37 +0200, "Michael Vondung" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> said: > I'm trying to figure out a decent partitioning layout for a workstation. > The > system has an ~80GB disk. After /, /var, /tmp and swap, I have 70GB left. > I'm wondering how to split these between /usr and /home. Ironically, it > is > more space than I seem to need. The box has only one user (me), I do not > have a fast enough connection to download large amounts audio or video > files. I plan to run the KDE3 desktop environment with most of its > applications (this is still well under 1.5GB), assorted other software, > Wine, two or three Windows apps if they'll run. > > I'm torn between various options here, and would appreciate your input: > > 35GB for each, /usr and /home > 25GB for /home and 45GB for /home > 70GB for both together (no /home partition) > > Or something completely different? I'd like this to be "spacey" enough so > that I won't run out of room at some point in the future, but 35GB for > /usr > seems unrealistically much (there won't be mail on this system, it's fed > by > an IMAP server on a different machine). Then again, 35GB for /home seems > just as unrealistically much. > > Backup matters aside, is there a significant advantage of having a > separate > /home partition at all? If not, just skipping /home and using 70GB for > /usr > (including /usr/home) might be the most practical and flexible approach?
No significant advantage to a separate partition that I know of. The primary disadvantage of too much partitioning, running out of room, doesn't seem to apply here either. Looks like it's just whatever you prefer. Jud _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"